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An Oasis in the City

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

A semi-detached house, recently renovated with the highest quality materials, located in an exclusive private area used only by the neighbours with 24H security service. The residential complex was awarded with the FAD Prize (Foment de les Arts Decoratives), for its arquitectural design. Our place is in a pedestrian street that keeps you away from the hustle of the city. An exquisite three storey house with a cosy patio by the entrance and a nice terrace upstairs, both great to enjoy and relax at any day time the peace and quietness of the neighbourhood. A pearl in the city.

Ground floor: Patio by the entrance that leads you to the living room; a modern Italian design kitchen open to the living room; and a bathroom.

First floor: Two bedrooms with queen size beds, one with a japanese style wardrobe and flat TV screen; a walk-in closet with a complex daylight system and a stylish bathroom where you can indulge yourself in a multi-jet Hansgrohe Raindance shower.

Second floor: closet with washing machine and dryer and access to the 35m2 solarium where you can enjoy the views of the skyline by the beach and the privacy, peace and quietness of our place sorrounded by fragrant flowers. In sunny days you can lie down on the deck chairs for sunbathing and refreshing in the outdoor shower.

Additional amenities:

- Complimentary bottle of spanish wine, mineral water and seasonal fruit.

- Safe box

- High speed Internet access (WiFi)

- Cable TV

- Daikin air conditioning

- 42' plasma TV (living room), 28' LCD TV (bedroom)

- DVD player

- Dishwasher

- Hairdryer

- High quality cotton towels and linens provided (Naf-Naf)

- Soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.

- Covered garage in the same building (optional).

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB00370646

Owner
Lydia
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, german, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 22, 2018

About Lydia

My name is Lydia and I was born in Barcelona. I work as an air traffic controller at Barcelona airport, approach radar controller. I love travelling around the world and I want for my guests to feel like at home despite of being far away from it. I treat people the way I would like to be treated to make them enjoy as much as I can this incredible city where I am from and that I love so much, my dear Barcelona...

I will give you some advice about Highlights, places not to be missed, restaurants and concerts, do ask me as many questions as you might have. It is my pleasure being able to help you.

I am sure you will enjoy your stay with us.

Lydia purchased this house in 1998

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in a rare gem in Barcelona. Off the street in a pedestrian walkway. Quiet, peaceful, safe. This apartment is a dream and a haven of perfection. Lydia is obviously a special genuine true soul who cares and goes beyond anything to help. The design, quality and all the special details obviously reflect and mirror image the wonderfulness of our hosts. Merci mille fois…one thousands thank yous!
Feb 2013
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Amenities

La Vila Olímpica del Poblenou House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Queen size Beds (2) High quality Aloe Vera mattresses, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Italian design
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(117 traveler reviews)

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An Oasis in the City
average rating of 4.9658117 based on 118 reviews
5

Absolutely amazing place and hospitality!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this rental and the owners hospitality. The place is better than the picture depict it to be, the location is incredible and close to everything someone needs while away from home. A quick walk to the beach, easy access to public transportation and it feels like you're in a very safe neighborhood. A huge plus is it's quiet at night so you can get a wonderful night's rest. Beds are extremely nice and I couldn't be happier since that's always a fear when in a rental.

Lydia was more than accommodating and answered all of our questions about the rental, how to get around and gave great recommendations. The place truely is home away from home!

I have no problem giving this two thumbs up and if I could I'd rate it 6 stars out if 5. We will be back at some point and will stay no other place in Barcelona.

Thanks Lydia!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

Great Place In Barcelona!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful trip with my wife and oldest daughter. Barcelona is a beautiful city, and this home was perfect. Sophisticated but very comfortable and convenient. The owner, Lydia, was an absolute joy - with first rate recommedations and treats in the fridge awaiting our arrival. Just fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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5

A neat place to stay while vacationing

  • 5 of 5

This place is incredible, a true gem in Barcelona. Lydia was very helpful, and her hospitality exceeded all our expectations - she provided all basic items to enjoy our first breakfast there including wine, champagne, fruits, and deserts.

The place was very clean and very nicely decorated. It is close to Port Olympic (10 mins walk), where you can catch a sightseeing bus or taxi. There are also a lot of restaurants in that area and night life establishments.

We stayed at Lydia's place for 4 nights and truly enjoyed our experience. Thank you again, Lydia!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great spot in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We just had a great week in Barcelona, and this was a terrific place to stay. The owner was helpful, available and gracious. The place was very comfortable and quiet. We like to walk, and it was just a few minutes from lots of local services including good grocery stores, and a 10-20 minute walk to shops and restaurants. There is a beautiful big park and the beach just 5 minutes away, both terrific places to walk. the apartment was very clean and nicely decorated, and the owner stocked he kitchen with some terrific hospitality that was appreciated. We have stayed in about 25 rent by owner places over the last 15 years, and this is definitely in the top 3. Thanks again Lydia!!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

very very nice

  • 5 of 5

my best place for short stay in Barcelona

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Amazing property and hospitality

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this property. Everything we could possibly need or want was provided. Lydia was super helpful and responsive. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone interested in staying in Barcelona. It's a great location to hit many different areas of interest - from the Gothic area to the great Barcelona beaches to the many museums and historic attractions.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Map

The Olympic village of Barcelona is built on the sea front by the Port Olympic Marina. The two towers with a height of 153.5m dominate the Barcelona skyline, a nice view from our house. There are numerous sculptures along the sea front and a wide variety of restaurants, bars and 'chiringuitos' to enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine.

Another must-see is the Torre de las Aigues (1905); The Fish by the sea, designed by Frank Gehry, a huge copper-coloured steel structure that glimmers in the sunlight; the Plaza de Toros Monumental (1914) with its strongly influenced by Mudéjar and Byzantine architecture facade; the elegant Parc de la Ciutadella (1888) and its Monumental Cascade partially designed by Gaudí; and the Barceloneta, the old fisherman's area where you can feel the Mediterranean atmosphere you would expect to find in a fishing community, are some year round tourist attractions that you will not want to miss. And all of them within walking distance.

The Sagrada Familia by Gaudí (1882) is 1,5 miles, 11 min. by bus (10).

Take the subway (Ciutadella / Vila Olímpica L4) and in a quick ride of two stops you get to The Cathedral (13th-15th centuries), the astonishing Gothic Quarter where you walk back in History to the 10th century; and the Picasso Museum. One more stop and you will be by the well-known Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $117.79

All our rates are based on a max of 4 guests. There is a charge of 30/50€ per extra
guest.
GET NOW A 10% DISCOUNT ON OUR DAILY RATE ANY AVAILABLE DATES IN OCTOBER!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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